The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu is expected to return to Nigeria tomorrow (Friday) after his two weeks trip to Europe.
Naija News had earlier reported that before leaving for Europe Ayu handed over to the party’s Deputy Chairman (North), Iliya Damagun.
The transfer of power was disclosed in a statement released by his Special Adviser (Media and Communications), Simon Imobo-Tswam.
“Ayu will be out of the country for about two weeks. While away, the Deputy Chairman (North), Amb. Iliya Damagun will act in his place.
“Already, the National chairman has communicated the handover to the Independent National Electoral Commission. He is expected back at month-end.”
Crisis: NWC Members Return N93.6m Received From PDP Chairman, Ayu
There had been reported that Ayu allegedly paid over N100m into the account of NWC members after the primaries of the party.
The report alleged that Ayu transfered the money from the over N10 billion realised by PDP from the sales of nomination forms.
The NWC members that returned the money to the party include, the National Vice Chairman (South-West), Olasoji Adagunodo, the Deputy National Chairman (South) Taofeek Arapaja; National Vice Chairman (South), Dan Orbih and National Women Leader, Stella Affah-Attoe.